Natures Sunshine Products Inc

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NATR : NASDAQ : Consumer Goods
$13.10 -0.75 | -5.40%
Today's Range: 13.15 - 13.75
Avg. Daily Volume: 20,800
10/27/16 - 11:55 AM ET

Financial Analysis

NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.84 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.28% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)89.3781.25
EBITDA ($mil)5.476.44
EBIT ($mil)4.255.28
Net Income ($mil)2.572.56

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)43.2348.0
Total Assets ($mil)211.04198.79
Total Debt ($mil)3.920.0
Equity ($mil)136.35130.74

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin75.5575.49
EBITDA Margin6.127.92
Operating Margin4.756.5
Sales Turnover1.571.74
Return on Assets5.252.69
Return on Equity7.5410.02
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.792.08
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)18.7518.78
Div / share0.10.1
Book value / share7.276.96
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume20677.020726.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 37.16 for the Personal Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.64. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.03 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 28.04. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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NATR 28.46 Peers 37.16   NATR 20.42 Peers 21.40

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

NATR is trading at a discount to its peers.


Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

NATR is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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NATR NA Peers 22.06   NATR NA Peers 1.14

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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NATR 2.03 Peers 28.04   NATR -24.64 Peers -9.88

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, NATR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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NATR 0.84 Peers 1.98   NATR -4.02 Peers -0.92

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

NATR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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